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Creative Charisma

Enlightened Masters are abodes where all the divine virtues reside together. Pujya Gurudevshri is one such treasure chest of extraordinary qualities. Let us marvel at His remarkable virtues and get inspired to kindle them in ourselves

Creativity is one’s ability to see things with a different perspective and to be innovative. In a calm and tranquil mind that is free of any attachments, preconceived notions or likes and dislikes, creative ideas gush forth. With the heightened spiritual state that Pujya Gurudevshri revels in, His calm and serene mind is a perfect fertile land for creativity to prosper. Let us marvel at His Creative side of Being.

Creativity as a Spiritual Mentor

  • Thousands of people from different age groups, backgrounds, lifestyles approach Pujya Gurudevshri for Spiritual Guidance. With His innovative approach, He is able to connect to each of them in a way that suits him the best. Some find in Him an ideal friend, some see in Him a loving parent, for some He is a perfect guide – each have their own personal relation with Him.
  • Through the innovative initiatives of Atmarpit Diksha and Vanprastha Diksha, Pujya Gurudevshri has provided a conducive training ground for the seekers aspiring to progress towards monkhood. Pursuing a life of Sadhana and Seva under the guidance of Pujya Gurudevshri these seekers are advancing towards their goal of complete renunciation.
  • We all have our own set of shortcomings. Pujya Gurudevshri has been a Master at providing innovative personal sadhanas that help us get over our impediments with ease. These sadhanas and ajnas like witnessing anger as an elephant passing through our beings or not having mangoes till one learns a prayer etc. make us get rid of our shortcomings in a fun-filled and enjoyable manner.

Creativity in Pravachans

  • Pujya Gurudevshri has been delivering discourses since 1970s! Essentially it is the same spirituality that He talks about. But His creative approach of presenting the same tenets of religion in ever new and ever inspiring manner is such that even the mumukshus who have been attending pravachans since years, yet express that ‘Today’s pravachan was the best pravachan of my life!’
  • Those listening to Pujya Gurudevshri’s pravachans must have surely wondered at some point of time, ‘From where does He get so many examples and stories!’ Again it is His ingenuity that makes Him come up with apt illustrations which help the listeners easily grasp the message and imbibe it in their lives.

Creativity at Organisation Level

Pujya Gurudevshri has been coming up with innovative ideas that help the organisation grow spirituality as a whole. Let us glance at a few such initiatives:

  • With initiatives like Sadguru Enlightens, Sadguru Whispers, Sadguru Connects, Webcast of Mission programmes, etc. Pujya Gurudevshri has ensured that the modern technology is utilised to keep the seekers connected and dedicated to their higher goal in life.
  • Religious rituals sometimes tend to get monotonous and mechanical. A passionate Guru that He is, Pujya Gurudevshri, from time to time modify the rituals such that the underlying essence of the ritual is also served and the activity doesn’t get mechanical. A classic example of this is the speaking of ‘Sadgurudev mane priya ho!’ instead of the usual ‘Sadgurudev ki jai’ at the end of sessions.

Creativity as a Visionary

Well aware of the current state of the society, Pujya Gurudevshri has designed the Mission and its programmes in such a way that they are beneficial to the masses now and would continue to do the same in times to come. A few of such instances are:

  • Youth is the age most vulnerable to worldliness. Pujya Gurudevshri has designed fun-filled programmes for youth like Retreats with Youths, Spiritual dramas and dance performances, Quizzes, etc., which help the youth keep worldliness at bay and come closer to the spiritual values. Akhand Ratribhakti held on 31st December night sees hundreds of youth rejoicing in devotion while many in the world succumb to sensual pleasures on that night.
  • The ever flowing compassion of Pujya Gurudevshri encompasses all life forms and thus His creative ideas extend to lives beyond human form. It reflects in the way He inspired the design of Shrimad Rajchandra Jivamaitridham Gaushala, where the animals implicitly do pradakshina of the Lord as they move around and bow their heads to the Lord as they drink water from the trough.

Words fall short to express His incessant compassion that flows in the form of innovative ideas that uplift one and all.

Let Us Be Like Him!
Let us not stop at just applauding His qualities. Let us take steps to cultivate them within us.

  • Put off the Auto Pilot – Do not just go through life in a routine manner. Try doing at least one activity each day in a different way.
  • Develop Awareness – Keep the objective of each activity in sight and be aware if it is being achieved. Be innovative to avoid becoming mechanical.
  • Be Unattached – Do not attach yourself to any concept or idea. Challenge your assumptions and way, of doing things to discover new and improved ways, of doing the same tasks.

You excel in all fields, yet remain detached,
Your continuous awareness, is unscratched
Breaking shackles of concepts, setting ideas free,
An epitome of creativity, we bow down to Thee.

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